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Admission Consultation - Admissions 2022-23
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred - Admissions Consultation Notice
The Governing body of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred are consulting on admission arrangements for students applying for places for the academic year beginning in September 2022. The consultation will run from 7th December 2020 and 31st January 2021. The full draft admissions arrangements for 2022/2023 can be found by clicking below:
We are required to consult on our admission arrangements when there are significant changes and/or at least every seven years.
We believe it is important for all stakeholders, including prospective parents and carers, to understand how our Academy manages the admission process. The Trust Board have developed a policy for use by all Harris Academies to ensure consistency, clarity and compliance with the Admission Code. This may look different to previous policies, but we are simply setting out our existing criteria in a clearer way.
Proposed changes to the policy include a change of wording and clarification regarding definitions.
They are as follows:-
Definition of a 'Parent'
A 'parent' includes a natural or adoptive parent of the child (regardless of whether their child lives with them, has contact with them, or they have parental responsibility for the child). It also includes a person who is not a natural or adoptive parent of the child, but who has care of and/or parental responsibility for the child.
Definition of a Sibling
A 'sibling' is a full sibling (sharing both parents), a half sibling (sharing one parent), an adopted sibling, a long term foster sibling (i.e. not a temporary placement), a step sibling (one child's parent married to the other child's parent), a cohabitee child, or child of their parent's cohabiting partner. In all cases, the sibling must live at the child's home address (as defined by this policy) as part of the same core family unit. For the avoidance of doubt, a child of a friend or extended family member (e.g. cousin) will not be a 'sibling' for this purpose, even if they live at the same address as the applicant child. The sibling must still be attending the Academy at the time of application/ application closing date, and at the time of the applicant child’s admission.
Definition of Children of Staff
For the purpose of this category, a 'child' of a staff member is:
- their natural or adopted child, whether they live with the staff member or elsewhere; and/or
- their step-child or child of their cohabiting partner, who lives and sleeps at their home address of the staff member for more than 50% of their time from Sunday to Friday night during term time.
- For the avoidance of doubt, a step-child or child of a cohabiting partner, who lives elsewhere, will not be eligible for a place under this category.
Change to Tie Breaker (All Year Groups) Definition
The Tie Breaker definition in section 9 will change within each category as explained below:
Where there are more applications than places remaining in any of the oversubscription categories, the order in which places will be allocated will be determined by the distance between the child's home address (as defined by this policy) and the Academy, with those living nearest receiving highest priority.
Distance will be measured by Thurrock Council using a specialist computer programme called 'Data map' which gives an accurate straight-line distance from the gate at the child's home address to the main entrance of the Academy. Parents can check this measurement on Thurrock Council's website by entering their details.
Where the child lives in a multi-dwelling building (for example, an apartment block), distance will be measured from same point in the building so that the distance will be the same for all children living there.
Where two or more children live an equal distance from the Academy (including where they live in the same multi-dwelling building), the order in which places are allocated will be determined by random allocation supervised by someone who is independent of the Academy.
For Year 12 and 13, places will also be allocated based on availability of subjects selected by the applicant.
The consultation will run from 7th December 2020 to 31st January 2021
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact email@example.com us at and we will respond to you. Please also provide your telephone number.
We would welcome your views on our consultation.
You can respond in two ways:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In writing: correspondence should be sent to Mrs J Jones, Admissions Officer, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6SA.